January 17, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 33

Stories from the January 17, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Snapshot

Corrections: The Hatchet incorrectly reported that mascot Big George pictured in the photo of the women’s basketball game on Saturday. The newest mascot, George, was there to root on the crowd.

Calendar

Wednesday The New Republic’s newsmakers on technology Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and other newsmakers will discuss the future of technology and information in a variety of disciplines. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom – 8 to 11:30 a.m. Messages from the mountaintop Students, faculty and staff will read excerpts throughout the day from […]

Free bus offers elderly a ride to local grocery stores

A recently launched shuttle service is giving Foggy Bottom’s senior citizens a ride to local supermarkets, following the shutdown of the Safeway at the Watergate Complex in December. The free bus service transports residents ages 60 and above to and from the Trader Joe’s on 25th Street and the Georgetown Safeway. The solution came after […]

NIH shifts salary burden for research grants to colleges

Universities will have to shoulder higher salary costs for researchers working with grants from the National Institutes of Health, a new rule that this fiscal year’s federal budget mandates. The NIH, an agency that provided nearly half of GW’s research money in 2010, lowered its salary cap for outside researchers by $20,000 in the federal […]

CADE leader plans outreach

The University will announce its new leader for the Center for Alcohol and other Drug Education Tuesday, the first step in reevaluating its approach to substance abuse prevention. Alexis Janda will serve as CADE’s associate director, a position that has been vacant for four years. Janda formerly worked as assistant director for programming at Fordham […]

Staff Editorial: GW’s resolutions

Welcome back GW! While most of us have probably already broken our New Year’s resolutions, here are some that we hope the University community keeps over the next semester. Don’t lose faith in men’s basketball The men’s basketball season opened with heightened excitement as head coach Mike Lonergan ushered in a new era for Colonials […]

Student Association executive, senate clash

The Student Association’s leader is accusing the body’s senate representatives of inaction in a rare outburst of internal strife. SA President John Richardson is calling out members of the SA Senate for a semester of fruitless advocacy efforts. “I’m frustrated because I work so damn hard, and the people on my team work really hard, […]

Administrators keep University Counseling Center review findings under wraps

Senior administrators are shying away from disclosing the details of a month-long review of the University Counseling Center that ended last week. The assessment began in mid-December, two weeks after the center’s director John Dages resigned amid complaints of mismanagement from former counselors. The task of carrying out the evaluation was split among three committees […]